Computers and Cognition

Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

  • UG

What types of problems can be solved by computers? How do humans and computers differ in the types of problems they can solve? What is the future of computing, and will computers evolve an intelligence that includes what we would define as human thought? Can computers learn or create on their own? This program will explore the basics of computer science, how computers work, and their possibilities and limits. The program will include basic programming in Javascript, Web development, introductory computer electronics, and other computer science topics. We will contrast this with human cognition. We will then look at how computers will likely affect the way we live, work, and relate in the future.  In seminar we will explore the issues surrounding machine vs. human consciousness and strong artificial intelligence.

Program Details

Fields of Study

computer science consciousness studies

Quarters

Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location

Olympia

Time Offered

Evening

Advertised Schedule

Mon/Wed 6-10 pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning